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Today: 8/18/19

PTA Volunteer Help Needed

Get Involved in Your Child's Education by joining our school PTA and/or volunteering.

For volunteer opportunities please contact our school's Liason, Miss Rodriguez-v at ext. 64095.

We are excited to collaborate with you this school year!

PTA* General Membership is only $10   

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Reminder: By joining there is no commitments or obligations to volunteer

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Parent Portal

Parent Portal is an exciting tool for parents to use. It allows parents to view their student's attendance, grades, test scores, and classroom assignments. No longer do you have to wait for a report card to arrive to see how your student is doing, just log in and get a glimpse of their progress in class.

All you need to log in is access to the internet and a valid email address to create your account. Come into our office and one of our staff members can help you set up your account.

Absences and Tardies

Parents must call (760-631-4500 ext. 64008) or send a signed note to the Attendance office within 72 hours when a student has been absent. Absences not cleared by 72 hours cannot be cleared at a later date. Valid reasons for excused absences or tadies are the following: personal illness/injury, medical or dental appointments, a death in the family, religious holidays and independent study. For more information please refer to VUSD Board Policy 5005.

Pick up and Drop off

When picking up and dropping off your students, we ask you do this via RMMS parking lot. We have received many calls regarding people parking in our neighbor's driveways, and also blocking streets around RMMS. For your students' safety, we ask you to pick them up in our parking lot.

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Online Payments

Pay for your child's meals, library fees and other school items in one central place. Visit K12 Payment System.

Homework Online Help

Free online help is available at San Diego County Library's website. Connect with a live tutor for 1-on-1 homework help & California state standards-based skills building. Subjects covered are Math, Science, English & Essay Writing, Social Studies, Reading.

  1. Log in at sdcl.org  with your library card number.
  2. Click on "Articles & Research" on the top menu.
  3. Click on "Homework Help".
  4. Click on "HelpNow!".
  5. Enter your library card number, you will arrive at brainuse.com
  6. Log in or register if it's the first time to visit.

Common Sense Media
 Have a question or digital dilemma? Here you will find age-appropriate guidelines for your family plus videos and articles to help with the tough conversations.


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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

-When are Rancho Minerva's Minimum Days?

RMMS has late-start Mondays, with school starting one hour later than regular schools days. Minimum Days are only a few times throughout the school year. Click to open the VUSD Year Calendar.


- Is there an application to attend Rancho Minerva Middle School?

Rancho Minerva School is a public, comprehensive middle school with no application process. We serve students residing within our attendance boundaries first. All other students are welcome to apply to attend RMMS. RMMS adheres to established district transfer policies.


-How do I register my child to Rancho Minerva? What do I need?

Current Vista Unified Students: Re-Registration/ Data Confirmation Steps via Parent Portal for Re-registration for the 2018-2019 school year.

NEW STUDENTS to Vista Unified for the 2018-2019 school year must start the online pre-enrollment.


After you finish and submit your application, you will receive an Enrollment Confirmation. Please print the document(s) and bring signed Enrollment Confirmation/emergency card page(s), immunization records, birth verification and proof of residency to the school. You should also bring any of the following that apply: student's current IEP or 504 Plan, restraining order or any court documents. For more information, please email our Attendance department or call ext. 64008.


If you would like to know more about your child's new school, contact the school's Family and Community Liaison to set up a tour.


What is personalized learning?

At RMMS we define personalized learning in the following way: Personalized learning increasingly puts students at the center of the design of learning experiences where they leverage growing strengths, interests, passions, and ideas to engage in authentic problems and challenges that are aligned to standards and students’ personal goals. For further information, please set up an appointment with your child's counselor by clicking here.


-How much is the breakfast and lunch at Rancho Minerva Middle School?

Rancho Minerva Middle School is part of a USDA program that provided students with breakfast and lunch meals every day at no cost! For more information please click to view the flyer.


-Are there school busses to Rancho Minerva?

Vista Unified School District is offering no-cost bus service to and from selected schools. Rancho Minerva offers 2 pick-up/drop-off locations.

Student eligibility requirements:

  • Attend an eligible elementary or middle school
  • Live within eligible elementary or middle school established boundaries 
  • Live outside of a 1.5 mile radius from attending elementary school
  • Live outside of a 2 mile radius from attending middle school
  • Register for bus service 
  • Obtain a no-cost bus pass 

For further information, please check out VUSD's Transportation: Bus Program.


-Is there an AM/PM or After School Program at Rancho Minerva?

Rancho Minerva only offers an after school program named ASES (After School Education and Safety) Program. Our program begins on the first day of school and continues through the end of the school year. It is a cost-free program providing homework assistance, tutorials and enrichment activities for your child. The ASES Program is funded through a grant that is based on student attendance.  To accomplish program goals students are expected to attend programming the full duration of the program hours (three hours a day, five days a week) Enrollment in the program comes with the understanding that your child(ren) will attend and participate every school day (3:08-6:08, including minimum days from 11:30am to 6:08pm). Our ASES program is partnered with the Palomar Gear Up team to assist students in their academic and homework needs!


Please note, this is a "Program" and not a "Drop-In" service. Please submit an application for each child wishing to participate in the program. Applications available in our office or you may contact RMMS' ASES Coordinator, Ms. Romine, for more information at hollyromine@vistausd.org.


-Does Rancho Minerva Middle School offer sports?

Vista Unified schools stopped offering middle school sports a few years ago. However, VUSD allows outside organizations to recruit to our community through online flyer distribution: PeachJar. The Boys & Girls Club of Vista and the City of Vista have been there to offer programs before and after school. Sports are not afilliated through VUSD but the partnerships have been particularly strong and productive and give students the chance to participate in a variety of activities, including football, volleyball and soccer on and off campus. For more information refer to VUSD's website and click here to view the upcoming sports through Boys and Girls Club and the City of Vista and 2018 Fall In-Line Hockey.


-Will my child be issued a school iPad?

IPads are optional and will be availble for check-out through our school's library. More details to be announced regarding the iPad distribution program later this semester. For more information, please contact Assistant Principal, Mr. Donovan at thomasdonovan@vistausd.org or ext. 64004.


-Where did the iPads come from?

RMMS was awarded a partnership with Digital Promise. Digital Promise is an organization authorized by Congress to expand and enhance the opportunities and access of learning for students through the power of digital resources.

Learn more by visiting the Digital Promise website by clicking HERE.

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Volunteering is a great way to show your children that you take an interest in their education. Parent volunteers offer a huge resource and support base for our school community while showing their children the importance of participating in the larger community. Even if you haven't been involved in the past, start now!  Ask your child’s teacher or our school's liason, Mrs. Sandoval, how you can help.


Volunteering not only benefits your children; you also benefit by making the school a more positive place. Through your modeling, relationship building and support, you will be helping in ways that will reap benefits for everyone.

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  • All Calls/All Call Email – On an as-needed basis, we will be sending all calls/all call emails home in the evening. We use this communication method to give important announcements about school events, registration, and school safety. The phone numbers and email addresses we use are originated from the emergency card you entered at the beginning of the year for online registration.
  • Parent Portal – This website allows you to see how well your student is doing in their classes. Look for the Parent Portal link on the top left of our website. You will need your email and password to log in.  
  • Peachjar – VUSD and RMMS has going green! All flyers can be viewed on our website. Click on the Peachjar link on our website.
  • PTA – Contaact our wonderful Parent Liason, Viviana Sandoval, at ext. 64095 for more info and details on how you can be a part of our PTA!
  • Twitter – Follow us on Twitter “Rancho Minerva MS @RanchoMinerva”. Click on the FOLLOW button next to the Twitter Icon on our website.to be aware of fun pictures and information.

Food Distribution

Vista Community Clinic and Feeding San Diego invites you to a


every second and fourth Tuesday of the month from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

at 305 W California Ave, Vista, CA 92084

Clients may start lining up at 9:00 am Registration for the distribution begins at 9:30 am.

Please bring your own reusable totes or baskets for your groceries. There will be no totes or boxes given put on the day of the distribution.


For more information: 760-631-5000, ext 2131

Rancho Minerva's ASB and Vista Teen Outreach are joining together to help our students throughout the year. 


Vista Teen Outreach is a non-profit organization run by community volunteers. Through Vista Teen Outreach, hungry students are allowed to receive a backpack or bag of food and personal hygiene items free of charge throughout the school year.


Through ASB, any student in need of clothing, school supplies and/or snacks are welcome to see their school counselor or Liaison.


For more information about volunteer opportunities or donation needs,

please visit their website at www.vistateenoutreach.org.

Welcome Volunteers

We encourage parents, guardians and other members of the community to share their time, knowledge and abilities with students. Volunteer assistance in schools enriches the educational program, enhances supervision of students and contributes to school safety while strengthening the schools' relationships with the community. Additionally community members are encouraged to serve as mentors providing support and motivation to students.


Board Policy 1240- Volunteer Assistance and the accompanying Administrative Regulation  provide the Board's expectations for volunteers in VUSD. This Volunteer Handbook defines the procedures to protect the safety of students and adults as well as conform with laws related to tuberculosis testing and criminal record checks as required by law. Board Policy 1250 Visitors/ Outsiders  and the accompanying Administrative Regulation also provides information regarding these types of interactions on school campuses.

The forms below are referenced in the Volunteer Handbook and are to be utilized by site staff to process volunteers, guests and visitors.


School Volunteer Application

Guest Volunteer Registry

Procedures for background check on a volunteer

Volunteer Code of Conduct          

Questions? Please contact the Human Relations Department - hr@vistausd.org